Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade

September 4, 2012 in Events by Mistress of the Web

The Dallas LGBT community is gearing up for the city’s 29th annual gay pride celebration.

This year’s theme, “Pride Links Us Together”, will highlight the direction of the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade and subsequent Pride Festival at Lee Park on September 16, 2012.

Like many gay pride celebrations, Dallas Pride roots back to the late 70s when up to 300 men and women marched through downtown

Dallas waving flags and shouting gay rights slogans. The Dallas Tavern Guild adopted the parade from volunteers
in 1982 and named it the Texas Freedom Parade in 1983. The organization remains committed to making the celebration grow each year.Just as it has for nearly three decades, the Parade will begin at Wycliff Avenue at 2 p.m. and march down Cedar Springs Road to Robert E. Lee Park. The celebration will continue with a festival that includes vendor booths, live music performances and more.